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Vouchers and Other Funding

UR CFAR is no longer accepting Voucher applications.

 

Special CFAR Voucher for CFAR Awarded PI’s Program

Purpose

The Special Vouchers Program is intended to facilitate HIV/AIDS research by providing modest, but essential, resources that will advance 1) the writing and submissions of publications resulting from CFAR projects or 2) advance the writing and submission of NIH funding applications (targeting HIV related funding) resulting from CFAR funded projects. Funds may be used to pay for writing services to assist in the writing of publications or NIH funding applications and/or the fees related to publications of manuscripts in peer reviewed journals.

Scope

Funds may be used for any HIV/AIDS purpose related to those activities described above, including salary/wages for writers (e.g. internal salary for writers, contracted services for consultants for writers), or fees for publication. Costs of up to $3,000 per approved request will be supported.  See the full Special CFAR Voucher for additional details (link below).

Eligibility

Any CFAR faculty member who has received CFAR funding as the CFAR PI or Co-PI for a CFAR pilot, project, supplement, or voucher. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact  Laura Enders (585-273-2939), before applying, to discuss their planned proposal and its suitability for this RFP. *Restrictions: No more than 2 vouchers per PI or per project will be awarded. Funding is restricted to activities within the United States.

View the Special CFAR Voucher for CFAR Awarded PI’s Program PA for additional information and time periods for activities.

Reviews and Awards

Submission deadlines are the 1st and 15th of every month. Submissions are reviewed and decisions are made in about 2 weeks from each deadline.  Up to 2 awards per month and a maximum of 8 vouchers per quarter will be awarded. Priority in the next quarter will be given to those applications submitted after these maximum monthly and quarterly awards have been met. *Restrictions: No more than 2 vouchers per PI or per project will be awarded in a year. To learn more about our voucher program, please contact Laura Enders.

 

Traditional Voucher Program

Purpose

To enhance the use and utility of URMC cutting-edge Core Instrumentation, especially among Early Stage Investigators and/or New Users, CFAR offers funding "vouchers" for direct application to the instrumentation that best suits research needs.

Scope

Funds may be used for instrumentation and services provided in the Basic Sciences Core.  The Basic Sciences Core page has specific details for instrumentation and services.   

Eligibility

Any university faculty member eligible to apply for NIH funding as a PI or Co-I for a CFAR pilot (see Pilot Program page for eligibility information). Applications will be considered only for work that is not included in the Investigator's (or collaborators') current internal or external funding sources. Priority is given to innovative research proposals supported by excellent rationale and with potential for high impact. Experiments must be completed within 6 months of award date, and are not renewable or transferrable. A brief summary of work completed is required by the awardee at project completion. Vouchers are competitively awarded and can provide up to $4,000 in user fees.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact  Laura Enders (585-273-2939), before applying, to discuss their planned proposal and its suitability for this RFP. *Restrictions: No more than 2 vouchers per PI or per project will be awarded. Funding is restricted to activities within the United States.

Reviews and Awards

Submission deadlines for vouchers are the 1st and 15th of every month.  Submissions are reviewed and decisions are made in about 2 weeks from each deadline.  Up to 1 award per month and a maximum of 2 vouchers per quarter will be awarded. Priority in the next quarter will be given to those applications submitted after these maximum monthly and quarterly awards have been met.

To learn more about our voucher program, please contact Laura Enders.

Additional Funding Opportunities

National Institute of Health

NIAID Centers for AIDS Research

Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research (CNIRH)

University of Rochester Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute